“Afryea’s opening monologue as Lady Macbeth is powerful and bone-chilling.”
“Alexandra Afryea is especially strong as Lady Macbeth and the scene in which she sleepwalks, visibly tormented by her deeds, is perhaps the most memorable of them all.”
“Lady Macbeth (Alexandra Afryea) is undoubtedly the star of the show. Impassioned and with great presence and projection I could’ve watched her for hours.
Her performance…showed a natural affinity with the Shakespearian way.”
“You have some strong players in the cast, particularly Alexandra Afryea as Lady Macbeth.
She has a touch of Grace Jones about her, with added eloquence and emotional intelligence. It is worth seeing the play just for her performance.”
“The play’s strongest performances come from Alexandra Afryea…[the] scheming, ambitious wife…Lady Macbeth – already at the brink of insanity when the play begins as a
result of both her ambition and her grief for a lost child.”
Say something interesting about your business here. “Alexandra Afryea…gave a…committed performance as Lady Macbeth. She delivered her speeches with strong, skillful technique.”
“…Black British actress Alexandra Afryea…embodies Lady Macbeth’s bereavement superbly, with presence and projection.
The iconic sleepwalking scene…explores how much her loss, as well as the murders, have taken its toll psychologically and the climax
unfolds from there.”
“Alexandra Afryea gave a stunning performance as Lady Macbeth, demonstrating a powerful vocal prowess and keenly carrying this infamously heavy character throughout, terrifying a group of children in the audience with her triumphant sleepwalking scene.”
Alexandra took on the role of co-producer of The Maids at the Greenwich Playhouse, London.
The play was last performed in Greenwich in 1974 and starred the Oscar-winning Glenda Jackson, Susannah York and Vivien Merchant, who all went on to act in the successful film of the same name. As a performer, she earned the following reviews for her performance as Madame, made famous by the late Ms. Merchant.
“[Alexandra Afryea]…look[s] absolutely ravishing as Madame…she smashes it; out the ball-park; knock-out; stunning; I wish she was on stage longer…”
“[Afryea]…comes closest to the play’s humour…”
“The effervescent and endearing Madame [Alexandra Afryea] was a breath of fresh air allowing a break from the dramatic carrying-ons behind her back.”
“In an intense and brooding play, [Alexandra Afryea’s] Madame provides moments of comedic relief.”
“[Afryea]…is convincing as the girl who ‘has it all’, driving the sisters to maddening thoughts of revenge.”
“[Alexandra Afryea’s] preposterous yet credible performance as Madame steals the show as a fantastic caricature of the rich and pointless…full marks for execution and humorous moments from a very dark script.”
The theatre is undeniably electrified by Madame’s arrival...Madame, played with an utterly captivating and magisterial dynamism by [Afryea], oozes palpable sultry sexuality."
“[Alexandra Afryea]…is strong in her role as Madame.”